By Cameron M. Gerber
JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) held its annual event Wednesday in the Capitol rotunda. The goal was to advocate for legislation aiding the department’s current and future preservation plans.
The day’s event included several displays on the third floor rotunda showcasing the MDC’s efforts throughout the state. Department professionals answered questions on topics such as wild bird rehabilitation and other issues relevant to the public enjoyment of wildlife and the outdoors. A bald eagle was part of a live demonstration of Missouri’s wide array of wildlife.
Conservation bills being considered in the legislature this session cover the department’s budget, taxes, land grants, and rules on animals born in captivity.